Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hello Beautiful

Hello Friends!!! I know, it's been awhile since I posted.  Life is good but busy.  The grandbabies are growing so fast!!!!  I'll have to post a picture of them soon for any of you that don't follow me on social media.  I have done some creating but it's usually because I need a birthday card or sympathy card.  I need to be working at taking the time to get those cards blogged.

But onto today's card.  I recently won a give away on Instagram by Graciellie Design and got to do some shopping.  She has beautiful digital designs.  This card uses a butterfly from the Beautiful Birthday Wishes Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Hey Lovely Stamp Set.

I printed out the butterfly with our laser printer and then foiled it using Deco Foil Amethyst Watercolor Foil and a hot laminator.  I cut out the butterfly leaving a small border.  The yellow was added with a gel pen and then I sprayed the butterfly with Pearl Mica Spray wiping the mica off the foiled areas.  This gave a great shimmer as the image moves.

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My background began with a paper in my stash from a gel printing session.

After cutting out the area I wanted to use, I stamped a Wendy Vecchi leafy branch image across the top and bottom edges with Archival Ink Fern Green.

I added a bit of ink all around the edges and then attached the background to a folded white card.  The butterfly was attached leaving the outer areas of the wings unattached to lift up.  The sentiment was distressed around the edges, inked, and attached with foam mounting tape.

I hope you like card.  I think it's beautiful.  Many, many thanks Graciellie!!!!

Hugs Friends, Wanda